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Civil War Transcendence: part 33

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME This woman looked just like my Grandmother in the few pictures I had of her in an old album back home. “What’s your name?” I asked. “What’s yourn?” She replied. I thought quickly … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 28

I managed two of the three things you’re supposed to do in a martial arts fall. I spread my arms out in a 45 degree angle and slapped down to break my fall.  I rolled my head toward my chest … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 27

The man standing in my way was the lockkeeper. “Whar ju think yar goin?” he rasped. His grin revealed two missing front teeth on his upper row and three on his lower row. He was stout and must have weighed … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 25

I walked a few feet, and a tree branch slapped me in the head. It suddenly dawned on me that I had forgotten the drunk’s hat. I turned around and went back to the disrobing site, but there wasn’t a … Continue reading

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SACRED GROUND: Part 1

SACRED GROUND: Part 1   Ken Burns is the reason for me finding my Sacred Ground.  I had been watching Ken’s documentary “The Civil War” on PBS in 1990 and for some reason I got fixated on Antietam/Sharpsburg.  It just … Continue reading

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Champagnolle Guards

Champagnolle Guards We’re the Champagnolle Guards from lower Rankansack. We’re a part of the Texas Brigade and always on the attack. We fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Chickamauga. The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg are also witness to our saga. … Continue reading

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THE LUMINARIES

THE LUMINARIES Luminaries light the dark for each one captured, wounded or killed. The significance of it all even the warmest heart would chill. As I view the Sacred Ground and think about it all The carnage and the blood … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox- Part 9

When we got back to camp, some of us were ready to start for home. We had a long trek ahead of us. We would have to go down through Virginia to the east end of Tennessee climb through the … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox- Part 8

We got up the next morning and had a roll call. All 18 of us were there. No one had slipped away and headed home. It had been raining during the night and it was chilly. We all got our … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part 7

We got word that night there was going to be a formal surrender tomorrow in the village of Appomattox. We were going to stack arms, furl our flags and leave them there in Appomattox. It was hard for some of … Continue reading

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